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It's another Truman Capote picture about how the author wrote In Cold Blood – and it stands solidly on its own merits.
" the distinctive writer. Director McGrath has based the Infamous screenplay on George Plimpton's book about Capote. The finished..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous
Twenty years after Nevermind, only Austin albums feel relevant
"...never understand this. The lifestyles of the rich and infamous."..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Double Life
Director Douglas McGrath on the other critically acclaimed Truman Capote biopic, 'Infamous'
"...has been written on the unusual challenges the Austin-shot Infamous faces. It follows the success of another Truman Capote..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Screens Feature by Liz Welch Tirrell

What Is This Miracle Called Movie Music?
Making movie-music magic 'Infamous'
"...For his film Infamous McGrath wanted to re-create this scene, only with Peggy..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Screens Feature by Mark Rubin

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Childhood trauma dominates this year's narrative short list
"...trend of abducted children, Vincent Lambe’s "Detainment" dramatizes the infamous 1993 murder of James Bulger, a 2-year-old who was..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Prodigy
Childhood possession horror leaves us in two minds
"...Minutes after an infamous serial killer is gunned down by an Ohio SWAT..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Famous French author underserved by prosaic biopic
"...what’s onscreen, it seems like an opportunity lost. Colette’s infamous love affair with Mathilde de Morny (Gough) – aka..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Lizzie Borden's murders awkwardly rebuilt as a #metoo metaphor
"...Lizzie stumbles: A murky and didactic retelling of the infamous and still unsolved 1892 Borden family slayings in Fall..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The House of Tomorrow
Punk coming-of-age tale is a little too sweet for its own good.
"...guitar from the church basement and nail down those infamous three-chords-and-the-truth...."

May 18, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

An effusive doc on the shower scene from Psycho
"...something akin to rape. Indeed, that hasn’t changed. The now-infamous shower scene remains a cinematic assault on the senses:..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Oasis: Supersonic
Britpop band looks back in anger
"...But because Liam and Noel would eventually become as infamous for their fisticuffs and personal invective as for the..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Forest
Supernatural thriller is set in Japan's Aokigahara Forest
"...the preternaturally lush Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji, an infamous destination for the suicidal. Once there, she befriends an..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Tom Hardy pulls double duty playing both the criminal Kray twins
"...and plays both here, pulling double duty as London’s infamous Kray twins, Reggie and Ronald. Two Tom Hardys for..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Impoverished Dutch teen is lured by promises of wealth
"...gravitates toward the unwise direction of Kalpa (Tratlehner), an infamous local criminal and sociopath whose material success at a..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Water Diviner
Russell Crowe stars in and directs this historical drama
"...three teenage sons left home to fight in Australia’s infamous Gallipoli campaign and never returned; Eliza is crumbling under..."

April 24, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The German Doctor
This Argentinian film uses the country’s dark history as a haven for escaped Nazi war criminals as fodder for this atmospheric tale.
"...privy to the fact that this doctor is the infamous Josef Mengele, the Angel of Death behind the Third..."

May 16, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dom Hemingway
Jude Law, all piss-and-vinegar as the titular safe-cracker, can't light the fuse of this dud.
"...The film begins as Dom, an infamous safe-cracker, is released from jail after doing 12 years..."

April 18, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Metallica: Through the Never
The 32-year-old British quartet is shown in depth that only begins with the 3-D.
"...fanatic considering Metallica: Through the Never. In Led Zeppelin’s infamous concert film from 1976, The Song Remains the Same,..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
There's just too much everything in this chop-socky actioner by Tsui Hark.
"...Bordello – and assassins galore all converge on an infamous inn at Dragon Gate. It's splendid chop-socky action in..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Madonna helms this movie about the scandalous marriage of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.
"...(Coyle). Wally was named for Wallis Simpson, that most infamous of American divorcées, who so possessed King Edward VIII..."

March 23, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
The notorious life of Serge Gainsbourg is whimsically re-created onscreen.
"...Gainsbourg's infamous dalliances with Brigitte Bardot (Casta) and Jane Birkin (Gordon),..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

9500 Liberty
This timely documentary is a witness to the events in Prince William County, Va., whose board of supervisors voted in 2007 to require police officers to question anyone suspected of being an undocumented immigrant.
"...topicality in the wake of Arizona’s passage of its infamous “show me your papers” law. Byler and Park’s film..."

June 4, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Black Dahlia
Brian De Palma returns with a new crime thriller drawn from James Ellroy's fictional account of the notorious Los Angeles murder of a would-be Hollywood starlet dubbed the Black Dahlia.
"...the Black Dahlia, tough-guy steno for the LAPD's most infamous unsolved murder case. Encapsulating Short's life in a book..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Teen satire softly pokes at the hypocrisies of organized religion.
", the wheelchair-bound Roland (Culkin); and edgy Cassandra (Amurri), infamous at their Baptist high school for being the lone..."

June 11, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator
The rise and fall of Eighties skateboard king Mark "Gator" Rogowski.
"...crime, but the subject of this exhaustive documentary – infamous Vision Skateboards poster boy Mark "Gator" Rogowski, currently serving..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Weather Underground
Former members of the Weather Underground still know a thing or two about "which way the wind blows" in this always timely documentary.
"...with some of the aging core members of the infamous late-Sixties-Seventies radical group the Weather Underground proves to be..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

House of 1000 Corpses
"...landmark if ever there was one), which borders an infamous hanging tree that draws both innocents and goofballs to..."

April 18, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Das Experiment
"...novel Black Box (which was itself taken from the infamous Stanford Prison experiment of 1971, in which citizen “guards”..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Kid Stays in the Picture
"...Burstein and Brett Morgen. Say what you will about infamous Hollywood producer/shark Robert Evans: He makes terrific copy. His..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Affair of the Necklace
" historical footnote, l'affair du collier has long been infamous in Europe as having paved the way for the..."

March 15, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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